Hero’s Journey: (cartographic term) The shortest route to the nearest sandwich shop.
Proposal: (verb) technique employed by non-fiction writers to trick a gainfully-employed partner into marriage when you have no prospects for other income; also used to convince publishers your idea for a book is worth funding. In either case, it’s a pay-for-play agreement.
Editor: (noun) Heart-breaker. Dream-maker. Love-taker. Don’t you mess around with me.